Best PhD Thesis Award in Central and Eastern Europe

UniCredit & Universities Foundation has launched the first competition for 6 CEE Best PhD Thesis Award  aimed at all young PhD graduates from the 19 Eastern European countries belonging to the geographical scope of  our Group (Group geography except from Italy, Austria and Germany).

The prizes will be awarded to 6 outstanding doctoral dissertations in economics, political economy, banking or finance on European integration issues. Two prizes will be assigned to dissertations on migration, two will be assigned to dissertations on development and demography, while the last two are unrestricted (to be assigned to any other topic).

The 6 best dissertations will receive € 5,000 each and will be published in the Working Paper series of the Foundation.

The conditions for participation are as follows:
1. Applicants must be citizens of one of the 19 CEE countries of UniCredit Group is geography (except Italy, Germany and Austria).
2. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in economics, finance, political and social sciences in any accredited European or non-European university
3. The PhD dissertations must have been examined within the 18 month period up to 30 June 2010 (i.e. from 1 January 2009 up to 30 June 2010).

The PhD dissertations must be written in English and sent in PDF format. Candidates may only apply online, using the application form available on this website by the next few days. Applications must be sent by the deadline of December 31, 2010.

For any further information click here or contact UniCredit & Universities  Foundation at
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Milano – Italy.
Tel.+39 02 8862 8039/2668.